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Retelling Old Stories

Rewrite Them

Many of the fairy stories and folk tales are cautionary, providing warnings and many of them also have a "damsel in distress" who is rescued by the Prince. I thought it would be interesting to look at telling old stories, like fairy stories and folk tales to provide a motivational theme, not just for woman and girls but for everyone. I have started out with Red Riding Hood and her return from Granny's house to her own.

Read The Story Here

Red Riding Hood Returns

Have You ever tried rewriting an old folk story? Is there one you would like me to try and retell?

Image Credit » (c) MegL my own creation

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lookatdesktop wrote on March 13, 2016, 11:50 AM

These days if that original story were written as a movie screen play on a parody, the title would read "Big red in her Riding Hoodie." And go from there.

MegL wrote on March 13, 2016, 11:59 AM

I felt very tempted to call her "Red" for short but resisted very strongly! LOL

lookatdesktop wrote on March 13, 2016, 9:47 PM

I refer to the ABC television show, Once Upon A Time.

MegL wrote on March 14, 2016, 3:33 AM

Ah right, I don't have TV so I don't know whether that programme has made it to this side of the big pond.

jiangliu1949 wrote on March 14, 2016, 7:52 AM

Over here many fairy stories and folk tales have been filmed .Have you heard of the "Journey to the West"?

MegL wrote on March 14, 2016, 8:10 AM

No, but I love fairy stories and folk tales. I will search for that one. Thank you. Ah - it is called "Monkey" I love those films and my son has a DVD for my granddaughter to watch. I used to watch that on TV, years ago. It is excellent.

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jiangliu1949 wrote on March 15, 2016, 12:57 AM

Yes ! The major role in this TV serial is a Monkey,who has vast magic powers .

BarbRad wrote on March 16, 2016, 1:19 AM

I couldn't get the page to open. I haven't ever tried to retell these stories.

MegL wrote on March 16, 2016, 4:13 AM

Oh! The link is correct, I just tried it now. Thanks for trying. I would very much appreciate it if you would try visiting the main site, which is keep the fire lit You should be able to find the Red Riding Hood story from the front page there. If you cannot get that page to open, could you let me know please? Thanks.

BarbRad wrote on March 18, 2016, 5:22 AM

That one opens. Are you and I the only ones left on here?

MegL wrote on March 18, 2016, 6:39 AM

No, lookatdesktop is posting quite a lot and a few others pop in from time to time